South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

Archive for December 2007

The end of the year

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Angel of the North

The Angel of the North

We started 2007 with a picture of The Angel of the North, a sunrise at dawn – so it’s appropriate to close out 2007 with the sun setting behind Gormley’s iconic figure. The statue is only a few miles from South Shields and is sited on a hill overlooking the busy A1 road which carries traffic from London to Edinburgh, hence it is seen by thousands of motorists every day.

South Shields Daily Photo would like to wish you well, and hope that 2008 brings you lots of luck and good health.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 64mm lens, 1/250 second, f8, iso 200, velbon tripod.


Written by curly

December 31, 2007 at 12:01 am

Posted in Colour, Gateshead, Night, Statues

Christmas decorations No.4

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South Shields Town Hall

South Shields Town Hall

Another view of our Georgian Town Hall, lit up, illuminated, and decorated for the Christmas period, this view takes in the forecourt and the bottom of Westoe Road, South Shields. The horizontal lines were caused by the passing lights of the cars.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1 second, f11, iso 800, tripod.


Written by curly

December 30, 2007 at 12:01 am

A brand new day

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Souter ligththouse, South Shields

Daybreak at Souter Lighthouse

An early morning walk along the cliff tops to Souter Lighthouse, South Shields, just in time to catch the sunrise.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 67mm lens, 1/20 second, f4.5, iso 200


Written by curly

December 29, 2007 at 12:01 am

Climbing the plant!

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Customs House, South Shields

Jack and the Beanstalk

Yes it’s pantomime season, and Jack and the Beanstalk is playing at the Customs House in South Shields. Seeing as it’s a fully in-house production the artwork on the outside wall of the theatre has been produced by locals and very eye catching it is!

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 50mm lens, 1/250 second, f6.7, iso 200


Written by curly

December 28, 2007 at 12:05 am

Dark clouds over The Stadium of Light

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Sunderland Stadium of Light

Sunderland Stadium of Light

Sunderland played Manchester United yesterday afternoon in a packed Stadium of Light. Here we see the sun setting behind the Premiership ground where over 47,000 fans gathered to see the former European Champions defeat the home team 0 – 4. Those dark clouds could well be ominous portents as my team enter the second half of the English Premier League season.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 30mm lens, 1/125 second, f5.6, iso 200


Written by curly

December 27, 2007 at 12:01 am

Posted in Buildings, Colour, Events, Night

Getting rid of the turkey!

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Cleadon mill, South Shields

Cleadon Mill, South Shields

It’s Boxing Day, and I’m still a little tired.

Christmas Day was mostly spent out of the house visiting, we went to see my father and open gifts with him, then moved on to my wife’s parents where we did the same before settling down to a late, and rather heavy, lunch. Very traditional, roast turkey, ham, roast potatoes, sweetcorn, peas, roast parsnips, brussels sprouts, and cranberry sauce, followed by a large sherry and brandy trifle with fresh cream. I was crammed!

So late yesterday afternoon just as the sun was setting I took a stiff walk to the summit of Cleadon Hill, South Shields, once around the old mill, then headed back, before returning home with two tired children.

I will probably do something similar today.

Oh, by the way, it’s not snowing here (yet), it’s just a special effect until the 2nd. January, hope you all like it!

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 200mm lens, 1/180 second, f6.7, iso 200


Written by curly

December 26, 2007 at 12:01 am

Swinging Santas

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Merry Christmas from South Shields

A quartet of Santas entertained shoppers in King Street, South Shields with their jazz variations on popular Christmas songs and carols. The event took place under the Metro bridge and was certainly different to the normal offerings!

I hope your Christmas Day is going with the same amount of swing!

Best wishes to you all from South Shields Daily Photo.


Written by curly

December 25, 2007 at 12:01 am